The Prague City Technology Company (THMP) has recently finished constructing the first new set of crossing lights, with a total of fifty-three planned for completion this year.
Fifteen districts in the city will gradually receive these new crossing lights.
According to a press release, the initial installations have been completed in Ústřední and Archimédova Street in Prague 15.
The city’s decision to implement this project stems from the fact that improved illumination of crosswalks allows drivers to spot pedestrians in a timely manner.
Zdeněk Hřib (Piráti), Deputy Mayor of Prague for Transport, stated, that “to navigate safely in traffic, it is crucial to see and, most importantly, be seen. By illuminating crosswalks, we enhance conditions for both pedestrians and drivers, enabling the latter to identify crossings earlier and avoid unnecessary collisions.”
The enhancement of crossing lights will be carried out across most districts in the city. They will be installed at various locations, including the entrance to Letenské sady, near ČVUT, Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, and other busy streets with tram traffic, such as Francouzská, Seifertova, and Střešovická Street.
The newly installed luminaires feature flat glass and directional optics to minimize nighttime light pollution.
The LED light sources have an optimal color rendering temperature, which is crucial for enhancing pedestrian safety on the roads.
THMP will also provide service and maintenance for over 1,300 existing crosswalk lights in the capital city.
In Prague, these crossing lights are turned on one hour prior to public lighting and remain on for an hour after it is switched off.
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